Cross border and transient public space in HK

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The systems of the Hong Kong and Shenzhen border create particular patterns and narratives of adaptation. Border crossers develop nuanced behaviors as responses to the highly complex policies and implementations of the One Country Two Systems policy governing Hong Kong and Shenzhen. This chapter discusses the condition of constant change of “border ecologies” indicative of both the evolution and tensions of the relationships between Hong Kong and the Mainland. This complex set of relationships that operate between macro-policies and micro-conditions suggest alternative ‘spatial practices’ in contested public spaces in which liminoid and temporary conditions become contingent on changing exigencies as well as emerging resiliences. Further, these tactical maneuverings and shifting spatial practices construct new landscapes that have increasingly become contested territories and eruptions of civic discontent in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusNot published / presented only - Mar 2017
EventEmerging Public Space in the Pearl River Delta - School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Duration: 17 Mar 201718 Mar 2017


Forum/SymposiumEmerging Public Space in the Pearl River Delta
CityHong Kong
Internet address


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